This week, we read and discussed the poem "Father To Son" by Carl Sandburg. I loved hearing you infer what the poem was about solely based on its title. As we discussed the use figurative language, the life lessons, and the overall meaning of the text, I realized how vast your experiences are. Everyone's father is different and our own lives can actually impact our interpretation of the poem.
As we went through a close reading strategy together (reading the text multiple times for different purposes), your interpretation may have changed as a result. Please leave a comment on this blog post answering the following questions:
A. How did yesterday's close reading activity change your understanding of the text?
B. How does word choice, figurative language, and repetition add to the overall meaning of this particular text? Use textual evidence to support your answer. Be specific when you talk about the words he chooses (you might talk about tone and mood!), types of figurative language, and repetition. How do these things help you understand what he's trying to convey?
C. What did you learn or notice about yourself as a reader through analyzing "A Father to His Son"? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
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